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Group Mentality in Spirituality and its Traps

A group mentality is an aspect that is common in all spheres of life, wherever there is a group of people that have come together because of a common interest or a goal. Inside a group, there is a tendency for members or participants to adjust their behavior to the type of behavior that has already been established within the group. The more someone is involved in the group, the higher are chances that their behavioral pattern will be in line with that of the group, such as the way of
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The Necessity of Having Fixed Spiritual Goals

If one is to reach far spiritually, it is important to know what it is that we want to achieve, and then moving towards it by setting spiritual goals. Without such goals in place, it is very easy to drift away into various things related to spirituality; to follow one spiritual direction for one month, and another direction a few months later. Or to stay in Gnosis for prolonged period of time, doing the practices and exploring the conscious way of being, though not necessarily wanting to
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Could We Function In This World Without our Egos?

Often  time, people who are interested in spirituality, as well as those who are considering taking the path to liberation, wonder if it is possible to function in this world without the egos, without the defence mechanism and the psychological buffers created by the ego, or without things such as anger; the wondering sparked by the rationale that anger is needed in order to go well through life. It is also reflected upon if life could be lived without other mechanisms, such as lust,
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How to Raise your Vibration in a Deep and Permanent Way

One of the topics that comes up often in spiritual circles is about raising one’s own vibratory frequency. Many people are seeing the need to do it, but many more are wondering what that means and how to go about achieving it. All of us are vibrating on our own particular frequency, humans, animals, and all living beings. Humans generally vibrate on a frequency that corresponds to their level of being, which is the result of their past lives actions and consequent learning that came out
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Entering the Threshold of the Path to Liberation

Often time, and for many people, the path to liberation appears elusive, incomprehensible, something that is out there and unreachable for most. It may especially appear so when we discover that many legends and myths of the world refer to stages of this same path, trodden by some famous figures of the past. All of this could be somewhat discouraging, though at the same time inspiring to consider that it might be possible to walk on that path and discover things that have been passed on for
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Your Path and the Path to Enlightenment

Enlightenment is a goal of many people who are interested in spirituality. Many will make a real effort to investigate about what enlightenment is and how to achieve it. Depending on their circumstances and the readiness of their inner Being, the search may take them in different directions and philosophies, such as to Gnosticism, Theosophy, Sufism, various branches of Hinduism or Buddhism , or some more contemporary spiritual branches, such as New Age etc. (just to name a few). There are
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How Much More until Enlightenment?

While researching about enlightenment online, a person will inevitably conclude that it is a term that is loosely used for several things relating to spiritual development. Many of the modern spiritual teachers and gurus often refer to it as a sort of a realization of ones own true nature, through spiritual practices of different kinds, or just by intense practice of being aware in the present moment. Many of them will also say that we are already enlightened, but we don’t realise it due to
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The Purpose and Importance of Meditation

In today's day and age, in the pace of life that tries to keep up with the modern system of living, where almost everything revolves around making money and survival, many have started questioning if this is the true way to be, if this is our true nature, and are turning towards silence. This can then eventually lead them to meditation.
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Everything passes

Not long ago I have read a transcript of a talk of Samael Aun Weor in which he, among other things, writes about the passing of things in this world. Even though I already have a certain undertanding of how we shouldn’t react to things when we find ourselves in situations that seems endless, I was still touched by his childhood story:
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Fanatical worship

“Ananda said to the Buddha: “I think there has never been a teacher as great as you, nor will there ever be one as great in the future.” The Buddha asked: “Have you known all the awakened ones, the buddhas of the past?” “No, Honored One.” “And are you able to know all the buddhas of the future?” “No, Honored One.”
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Heroes, by Rumi

Does any artist paint for the sake of the picture itself, without the hope of offering some good? No, but for the sake of  the viewers and the young who will be drawn by it and freed from cares. Or does any potter hastily throw a pot or a bowl without any thought of what it will hold? Does any calligrapher write for the script alone without any regard for the reader?
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Myths about astral travel

There are many myths about astral travel and astral projection which I have encountered. All of them mention some sort of “danger” of astral travel, which makes poor seekers weary as to whether they should continue with the spiritual search or not. What I’ve noticed is that most of the misinformation comes from people who don’t have any substantial astral experience. There are also people who deliberately spread misleading information, while knowing that what they spread is misleading. Such
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Potentials of Astral Travel

Astral travel, the ability to travel outside of the physical body, is an amazing thing to experience and develop. It is said that every person experience this at least once in a lifetime. It seems it is very common for children to experience it, some of them even frequently. Unfortunately, this natural ability for children is lost as we get older. The reason for this is that as children we still do not have all the layers of psychological energies which develop and/or become active as we
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Self-remembrance: Awakening consciousness

The starting point of revolution of consciousness is to wake up the consciousness from the psychological sleep in which it find itself. It is a crucial component because consciousness is the base from which we start and upon which we build other things. This consciousness is essential part of who we are; it is awareness by which we are aware of life and of our experiences within it. As most of our consciousness (97%) is trapped in the psychological defects like greed, anger, pride, lust,
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Maya – The Source of Illusion

Maya is a well known concept in Eastern religions, such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Sufism, etc, and it is more and more known in New Age circles as well as in Esoteric traditions worldwide. The concept entails that the entire third dimension in which we live is a material dimension created for beings to learn through suffering and paying karma, and to eventually start removing animalistic and negative impulses which consequently leads to knowledge of oneself and the reality of existence. The
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